Thomas Frank, who several years ago wrote the best-seller “What’s the Matter with Kansas,” turns his attention to Wall Street in a book called “Pity the Billionaire.” Frank says that the right-wing money machine succeeded in blaming progressives for the financial collapse caused by the billionaires, partly because the public didn’t really understand the crisis.
Dartmouth Professor Dean Lacy says three-quarters of the public believe they pay more in taxes than they get back from the government. Which, of course, isn’t true. But what is true is there is a correlation between voting Republican andgetting more government assistance!
Bill Press, joined by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, for an interview with Al Gore who says the Republican field of presidential candidates is “embarrassing to the country.”